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Tips and Other Gratuities

  • Content last reviewed: November 2016

Starting June 10, 2016, there will be rules around the handling of tips and other gratuities in the workplace. These rules affect employers and employees covered by the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) in workplaces where tips and gratuities are received – such as at bars, restaurants, hair and nail salons, catering firms and taxis.

The changes come as a result of Bill 12 Protecting Employees’ Tips Act, 2015.


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Employment Standards Information Centre

If you have questions about the ESA call the Ministry of Labour’s Employment Standards Information Centre. Information is available in multiple languages.

GTA: 416-326-7160
Canada-wide: 1-800-531-5551
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